December 2017

This book helps children’s librarians transform informal settings into exciting and stimulating adventure learning centers—and to do so even with resource and budget limitations.


KrakenIt’s no big surprise that the Kraken has no friends, but he is TIRED OF IT. With a bad temper and a knack for destruction, his talent for meeting new fish is…not so seaworthy. He finds hope when another monster of the deep, a Great White Shark, offers him some RULES FOR MAKING FRIENDS. Will these rules help the most terrifying monster of the deep make a new chum?

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Printable Materials:

Kraken Bookmarks   Kraken Coloring Page 1   Kraken Coloring Page 2     Kraken Coloring Page 3

Kraken Reviews/News:

The Picture Book Review

Interview with Literary Agent, Clelia Gore

Bergers Book Review

The Classy Chic’s Blog Review

Hello, sixth grade! Mia Lee is a stop-motion filmmaker with a wheelchair and a lot of sass, trying to survive her new middle school.

Written by disability advocate, Melissa Shang, along with her sister, Eva, and illustrated by yours truly.